Little ways to save lots of time every morning. 

By Real Simple
Updated January 19, 2016
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1

Mix a pump each of moisturizer and foundation in your palm and apply it in one pass.

2

Skip the blow-dryer. Mist salt spray on damp hair, twist into a bun, then shake out when dry for loose waves.

3

Dry freshly painted nails fast by dunking them into ice-cold (but not ice-filled!) water.

4

Store makeup in a clear case so you can find what you need faster.

5

Moisturize in the shower. New lotions are made to be used on wet skin, and they sink in quickly.

6

To highlight in a hurry, apply one of your light, shimmery eye shadows to the inner corners of your eyes, the tops of your cheekbones, down your nose, and on your Cupid's bow.

7

Spray dry shampoo onto roots before bed. It will absorb oil while you sleep so you can wake up, brush, and go.

8

Messproof a DIY mani by swiping lip balm along your cuticles first. It creates a barrier so polish doesn't get onto skin.

9

Use a matte taupe eye shadow to fill in brows, line eyes, and blend under cheekbones for swift, subtle contour.

10

Splurge on a high-powered blow-dryer—1,800 watts minimum. It will dry hair faster and more smoothly, so you can forgo the flatiron.